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  • Apply to be a Board member with ESPC

    Apply to be a Board member with ESPC

    Applications will be accepted until March 1, 2019 If you are passionate about equitable social policy and making a difference in your community, consider joining our team at the Edmonton Social Planning Council as a volunteer member of our Board of Directors! The Board Recruitment Committee is currently accepting applications from individuals interested in being recommended at our Annual General Read More
  • 2018 Vital Topics - Senior Women in Edmonton

    2018 Vital Topics - Senior Women in Edmonton

    Edmonton Vital Signs is an annual check-up conducted by Edmonton Community Foundation, in partnership with Edmonton Social Planning Council, to measure how the community is doing. This year we will also be focusing on individual issues, VITAL TOPICS, that are timely and important to Edmonton. Watch for these in each issue of Legacy in Action, and in the full issue Read More
  • Edmonton Vital Signs 2018

    Edmonton Vital Signs 2018

    Edmonton Vital Signs is an annual check-up conducted by Edmonton Community Foundation, in partnership with Edmonton Social Planning Council, to measure how the community is doing. This year we will also be focusing on individual issues, Vital Topics, that are timely and important to Edmonton - specifically Women, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Edmonton, Visible Minority Women, and Senior Women. Each of these topics appear in Read More
  • CBC News - Living wage in Edmonton is going up but that isn't good

    CBC News - Living wage in Edmonton is going up but that isn't good

    Radio Active with Adrienne Pan Interview with Sandra Ngo, Edmonton Social Planning Council. Click here to listen to the interview   Read More
  • Media Release: Edmonton Living Wage 2018 Update

    Media Release: Edmonton Living Wage 2018 Update

    June 21, 2018 For Immediate Release Edmonton Living Wage 2018 Update Contending with Costs For the first time in 2 years, the living wage for Edmonton has risen. For 2018, an income earner must make $16.48 per hour to support a family of four, an increase of $0.17 per hour from last year’s living wage. The living wage is intended Read More
  • 2018 Vital Topics - Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity

    2018 Vital Topics - Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity

    Edmonton Vital Signs is an annual check-up conducted by Edmonton Community Foundation, in partnership with Edmonton Social Planning Council, to measure how the community is doing. This year we will also be focusing on individual issues, VITAL TOPICS, that are timely and important to Edmonton. Watch for these in each issue of Legacy in Action, and in the full issue Read More
  • 2018 Vital Topics - Visible Minority Women in Edmonton

    2018 Vital Topics - Visible Minority Women in Edmonton

    Edmonton Vital Signs is an annual check-up conducted by Edmonton Community Foundation, in partnership with Edmonton Social Planning Council, to measure how the community is doing. This year we will also be focusing on individual issues, VITAL TOPICS, that are timely and important to Edmonton. Watch for these in each issue of Legacy in Action, and in the full issue Read More
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Research Reviews and Newsletter Writing

Research reviewers undertake a 600-650 word summary and critique of a social policy publication. This contribution is presented in our monthly Research Update. Read back issues here!

Newsletter writers undertake a 500 word article to assist the work of our theme-based quarterly fACTivist. There are 4-5 opportunities every season. Access our fACTivist Newsletter archive here.

Focus Groups

Focus group volunteers assist with logistics and note-taking on the day of focus groups. Opportunities arise as needed.

Special Events

Special events volunteers contribute to facilitating ESPC (or ESPC-affiliated) events. Opportunities arise as needed.

Photography and/or Videography

Photographers and videographers assist in ESPC’s communications and media needs. Opportunities arise as needed.

Casino

Casino volunteers contribute to various roles in this biannual 2-day event, including handling funds, among other responsibilities. Opportunities arise as needed.

Board of Directors

Board members support the strategic, policy, and financial needs of the ESPC. Opportunities are based on a successful application.  Learn about the Board of Directors here.


Contact Us

To volunteer, fill out and email in this form.

Suite 200, 10544-106 Street
Edmonton, AB T6H 2X6

Phone: 780.423.2031
Fax: 780.425.6244

To inquire directly about volunteer opportunities, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 780-423-2031 ext. 350. Thank you for your interest in the Edmonton Social Planning Council!

Video Feature

Global News - 1 in 6 Alberta children lives below poverty line

Read more about the Edmonton Social Planning Council report on child poverty in Alberta.

Alberta Child Poverty Report - 2018 Click to Download